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Spotlight On Government

Spotlight on Tampa Bay and Spotlight on Government videos are productions of Tampa Bay Community Network.

The following people have a continuing impact on these programs and we thank them:

John Casimiro: Producer & Technical Director                       Bill Hodges: Host and Executive Producer
Phyllis Hodges: Camera and Floor Director                        
Pam Garron: Outreach Coordinator                                    Louise Thompson: Station Manager

 
To view these videos, just click on the picture or the title.

Bill Hodges Spotlights Congressman Dennis Ross, Florida 15th Congressional District.

He serves on the House Committee on Financial Services for the 113th Congress. This position on the Committee on Financial Services allows him to participate in the legislation and oversight of issues critically important to Floridians. We think you will enjoy hearing his comments on the issues of the day. To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 10-28-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights Jennifer Bement, Media Relations Director for Southeastern Guide Dogs.

Although not a government agency, our host Bill Hodges wanted all to see the work of this special organization. A veteran himself, Bill was taken by the work this organization does to help not only the legally blind but those who became that way in the service to our country. We think you will enjoy hearing Jennifer Bement share the story of this exceptional group.

You will also hear how they train and place exceptional dogs not suitable for guide work into careers benefiting veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress. Gaining confidence from these dogs, veterans expand their lives, regain mobility and independence and re-integrate into their communities. To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 9-30-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights Florida State Representative Ross Spano, House District 59

Click on the above for a close up and personal look. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012 and serves on the following committees: Choice & Innovation Subcommittee, Civil Justice Subcommittee, Health Quality Subcommittee, Higher Education & Workforce Subcommittee, Judiciary Committee and Select Committee on Health Care Workforce Innovation. To reach Rep. Spano try his District Office; Unit A 11256 Winthrop Main Street, Riverview, FL 33578-4267 or by Phone: (813) 655-3742 To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 9-06-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights Mark Dykes, Florida Dept of Agriculture and
David Westervelt, Florida Chief of Apiary Inspection.
On this program you will learn from those on the front lines how critical the problem of hive collapse is to commercial agriculture but also to you as an individual when you go to the grocery store.
To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 9-06-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights Preston Cook, Hillsborough County Emergency Management Director.  As director of Hillsborough County's Emergency Management Division, he's the central figure in the county if a storm heads our way. To contact him call 813-276-2364.  To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 7-29-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights Florida State Representative Jake Raburn, House District 57

He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. To contact Representative Raburn, his District Office is at 3618 Erindale Drive, Valrico, FL 33596-6311, Phone: (813)653-7097  To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 7-29-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights Florida State Representative Mark Danish, House District 63

Representative Danish is a Democrat and has just experienced his first legislative sessions. I think you will enjoy hearing of his experience. To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 6-25-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights Oscar Kramer, Flotilla 75 Commander of the USCGA and Staff Officer, Gary Mull.

The U S Coast Guard Auxiliary plays a vital role in keeping our waterways safe and that includes things from safe boating classes to homeland security patrols. Flotilla 75 is located in Ruskin Florida and by watching this program you will learn a great deal about the opportunities there are for you to become part of this vital effort and enjoy some days on the water. To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 6-25-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights Rob Higgins, Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission.

Have you ever wondered about the variety of sporting events here in the Tampa Bay area and how they happened to be held here, well this program will give you all the answers and also tell you how you might either help to bring others here or act as an ambassador for our area by helping on in various ways with the events that come into town.  To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 5-26-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights Phillip Hale, CEO Hillsborough Area Rapid Transit.

Mr. Hale is the new CEO of the Hart system and brings a wealth of experience from his many year in Texas Transportation. He explains the changes that are being made here and the differences in the various buses we see on the streets. To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 5-26-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights Lisa J. Montelione, Tampa District #7 Councilwoman.

Always an interesting guest. Councilwoman Montelione gives us an up date on things before the Tampa City Council and also some of the projects that she is working on to better the city. To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 5-06-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights the Adopt-A-Pond project.

His guest are (r) John McGee,  Chief Environmental Scientist, Storm Water Environmental Programs Coordinator for the Hillsborough County Public Works Department and Jennifer Aragon, Storm Water Environmental Education Programs Coordinator. If you have water anywhere near you, this will be an interesting program, especially if it is in your back yard and you fear pollution. To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 5-06-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights Paul Anderson, CEO Tampa Port Authority

Mr. Anderson is new to Tampa but has extensive port and shipping experience. We think you will find he comments on the port and his vision for the future of the marine industry in the Tampa Bay area very enlightening. To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 3-25-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights Jane Castor, Tampa City Chief of Police

Chief Castor is only one of four major city female chiefs of police in the United States. She has spent her entire career here on the Tampa Police Department serving in most every department. She brings an interesting prospective to police work and the workings of the Tampa department to this interview. To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 2-25-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights Bob Henriquez, Hillsborough County Property Appraiser

Property Appraiser, Henriquez, was elected this year and this was his first major interview as to his plans for the office. To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 1-28-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights April Griffin, The Chair of the Hillsborough County School Board

Ms. Griffin discusses the operation of the HCS and the challenges they face. To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 1-07-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights Florida State Representative Dan Raulerson, House District  58 (redistricted from 62)

Representative Raulerson is a past Plant City Mayor and a first term Fl ST Rep. This interview was before he attended the opening sessions. To start this video, click on the picture or the the title. Taped 1-07-13

Bill Hodges Spotlights Joe Stines, Hillsborough County Director of Library Service.

Mr Stines has been Director for over 22 years and talks about the future. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 10-29-12

Bill Hodges Spotlights Florida State Representative Rich Glorioso, Florida House District 62

Representative Glorioso is leaving the legislature as a result of term limits. Here he reflects on his time serving in the Florida House of Representatives and discusses his current campaign to become HC Elections Supervisor. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 8-20-12

Bill Hodges Spotlights Julianne Holt, Hillsborough County Public Defender

As Public Defender along with directly handling cases, she manages a large office of legal professionals and other ancillary personnel. While watching this program you will learn a great deal about how the office operates and how one qualifies for services. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 8-20-12

Bill Hodges Spotlights Tampa City District 3 Councilwoman Yvonne Yolie Capin.

Councilwoman Capin is at large and reports directly to all of the people of Tampa rather than representing one of the smaller districts. We think you will enjoy her unique prospective on what is happening now and what she sees as the future for Tampa. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 7-30-12

Bill Hodges Spotlights Doug Beldon, Hillsborough County Tax Collector

As Tax Collector he manages one of the largest service agencies in the county and all of us come into contact with his personnel in numerous ways.

To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 5-21-12

Bill Hodges Spotlights Florida State Representative Scott Plakon, Florida House District 37
It should be noted that in the 2012 election Representative Plakon will be running in Florida House District 30.

To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 4-23-12

Bill Hodges Spotlights Councilwoman Lisa J. Montelione.
 

She represents the citizen's of Tampa's 7th District, the northern region of the city. The district includes USF, Busch Gardens and Adventure Islands theme parks, Moffitt Cancer Center, MOSI, and Babe Zaharias Golf Course.

To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 3-26-12

Bill Hodges Spotlights Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, BOCC District 6 At Large.

To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 2-27-12

 

Bill Hodges Interviews Charlie Miranda, Tampa City Councilman

 

Councilman Miranda represents Tampa's 6th District. His passion on council is to ensure that the water and sewer infrastructure in Tampa a suitable for service now and into the future. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 1-23-12

Bill Hodges Spotlights Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe, BOCC At Large.

Commissioner Sharpe is a big proponent of better communications between constituents and elected officials. He has made numerous appearances on this program and always brings to the program some very well balance ideas, that work to the good of the people. If your looking to hear some plain talk about Hillsborough County Government this is a must listen for you. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 11-28--11

Bill Hodges Spotlights Florida State Representative Dana Young, Florida House District 57

We think you will enjoy getting to know this first term legislator and hearing her ideas on both statewide issues and things closer to the Tampa area. During this interview she shares comments about the then upcoming release of the redistricting plan and a variety of other issues. It might be interesting for everyone to know Rep. Young is the third generation in her family to serve in the Florida legislature. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 11-28--11

Bill Hodges Spotlights Florida State Senator Paula Dockery, Florida Senate District 15.

Hearing this straight talking Senator answer questions will be a change of pace for most who are used to watching politicians dance around issues. Her comments on her time in the legislature were informative and helpful in understanding the workings of this institution. She discusses mass transit and how killing the Tampa - Orlando segment hurt not only here district but the entire state. She also discuss her feelings on redistricting during this free wheeling interview. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 11-28--11

Bill Hodges Spotlights State Representative Scott Randolph, Florida House District 36. 

We think you will find Representative Randolphs thoughts on mass transit or the lack of it in the state very interesting. He also discussed the up coming redistricting plan that is to be released in December. He also puts forth some thoughts on the process and the desires of the electorate as vote for to ensure districting was handled in a fairer way for the voters, not just the parties. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 9-26--11

Bill Hodges Spotlights State Representative Betty Reed, Florida House District 59.

Representative Betty Reed is one of the most interesting people to talk with, her down to earth grasp of community issues and the needs of our citizens is amazing. When you watch the program be sure to listen to the first part where she details the early years of Betty Reed and her family. Her life story is an inspiration to all that face challenges but yet have the desire to succeed. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 9-26--11

Bill Hodges Spotlights Mary Mulhern, District 2 at large Tampa City Council.

Councilwoman Mulhern discusses the challenges of building a world class city in our current financial atmosphere. She is very proud of the community gardens program she instituted in her first term and building a life style for Tampa that will encourage companies to move here and create jobs. We also talk about rapid transit, our ports and the importance of City/County cooperation. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 8-29--11

Bill Hodges Spotlights Daniel Raulerson, Mayor of Plant City, Florida

We think you will find this interview with a small city mayor very interesting and will see how Plant City is competing for jobs and balancing that effort with maintaining a high quality of life. Most of us have been among the 800,000 that attend the Plant City Strawberry Festival each year. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 8-29--11

Bill Hodges interviews Mike Fasano, Florida State Senator from Distict 11. 

Senator Fasano has very strong opinions and a deep seated desire to put the people ahead of politics. I think you will find this program not only enlightening but also refreshing. This will be his last term in the legislature and it will be Florida's loss when term limits remove him from office. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 7-25-11

Bill Hodges interviews District 4 Tampa City Councilman Harry Cohen. 

You will enjoy hearing this hard working public servant and finding out his stand on a variety of issues. Foremost among the things he is passionate about is the creation of jobs and presenting the benefits of the great city of Tampa to those looking to relocate. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 7-25-11

Bill Hodges Spotlights Florida State Rep. Mark Pafford, District 88 and Rep. Rick Kriseman, District 53

This interview covers the views of two state representatives who represent districts on both sides of the state of Florida. I think you will find the conversation enlightening and worth watching as these two veteran legislators share their views on the last legislative session and what they see as the future of Florida.To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here.

Bill Hodges Spotlights Fl. St. Rep Rich Glorioso District 62

Representative Glorioso is one of Bill's favorite guests. He is retired USAF Colonel and now gives of his time and multiple talents to serve in the Florida State Legislature. We think that after you watch this show you will wonder how term limits benefit the voters when this man will have to leave the legislature after this term. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 06-27

Bill Hodges Spotlights Fl. St. Rep Janet Cruz District 58

This program give you a great opportunity to hear from Representative Cruz just how busy the last legislative session was and about some of the inner workings of the State Legislature. You will also have an opportunity to find out more about this hard working public servant. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 05-23-2011

Bill Hodges interviews Mike Suarez Tampa City Council Representative for District 1

The program Spotlight On Government a production of Tampa Bay Community Network. Councilman Suarez is a third generation Tampa resident that achieved his Masters in Public Administration from FSU. He share with Bill some of his plans for his time in office and his vision for the continued health and growth of Tampa. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 05-23-2011

Bill Hodges Interviews Ken Hagan Hillsborough County Commissioner (District 5)

 

Commissioner Hagan was first elected to the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners in November 2002, and re-elected in 2004 and 2008 to District 2. He was elected to represent District 5 in 2010. He shares will Bill some of the challenges he see for the county in the near future and gives us a chance to get to know him. We know you will enjoy this program and come away with a better understanding of County Government. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or the here. Taped 03-11-2011

 

 

Bill Hodges Interviews Sandy Murman Hillsborough County Commissioner (District 1)

 

Commissioner Murman is new to the Hillsborough County Commission but is no stranger to politics. She previously served as a State Representative and was the first Republican woman to hold the office of Speaker Pro-Tempore of the Florida House of Representatives. Look in on this video to see an up close and personal look at this new county commissioner. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or here. Taped 03-11-2011

 

Bill Hodges Interviews Doug Beldon, Hillsborough County Tax Collector

 

Doug Beldon manages one of the largest service agencies in the county and all of us come into contact with his personnel in numerous ways. We think you will find his views on positive management skills and how they have allowed his office to handle ever increasing traffic in a more and more efficient manner. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or here. Taped 09-10-2010

 

 

Bill Hodges Interviews Captain Bill Wade Of Tampa Fire Rescue

 

Captain Wade of the Tampa Fire Rescue service gives us an overview of one of the best managed Fire Rescue operations in the United States. During this interview most of us will get an in-depth look at the department and all of the various activities beyond just fighting fires and manning ambulances. Captain Wade is entertaining, informed and exudes the confidence necessary to be professional in the Fire Rescue field and we think you will learn a lot by tuning in. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or here. Taped 10-27-2010

 

Bill Hodges Interviews Charlie Miranda, Tampa City Councilman

 

Tampa City Councilman Charlie Miranda is a fascinating man and his experiences and involvement in city affairs goes back many years. In this interview he discusses not only his vision for continued growth in Tampa but also his involvement in a ball game to be played in Cuba with a team from yester year. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or here. Taped 11-17-2010

 

Bill Hodges Interviews Carol Mitch of the Bully Busters Project

Bully Busters was featured in the National Association of Counties' (NACo) County News newsletter as a national leader in the effort to stem youth bullying. Bully Busters is completely funded with grants and donations, including $50,000 provided by the Sheriff's Office. Bully Busters is a joint effort with the County, the County's Criminal Justice Liaison, Children's Services, the Sheriff's Office, and Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay to battle bullying in Hillsborough County. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or here. Taped 10-27-2010

Bill Hodges Interviews Rep. Kriseman and McKeel About Chinese Drywall Legislation

State Representatives Kriseman and McKeel who sponsored a bi-partisan bill concerning this building material discuss with Bill Hodges the problems associated with homes containing Chinese Drywall. If you are curious about the history of this very serious problem or the remedies now available to those owning such properties this is an excellent chance to learn more. They even tell how to see if your home is one containing this highly dangerous substance.To start this video, click on the picture, the title or here.

Bill Hodges Interviews Major Gerald Honeywell, Commander Tampa Police Department, District 3


Tampa Police District 3 Commander, Major Gerald Honeywell was interviewed on Bill Hodges, TBCN show Spotlight on Government. Major Honeywell discusses the youth programs he has put into place and the opportunities for community involvement for those who would like to be a mentor. If you care about kids and want to make a difference you will find this show informative.This program taped 4-26-10
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Bill Hodges Interviews David Armaijo, CEO Hillsborough Area Rapid Transit  

David J Armijo, CEO of the Hillsborough Area Rapid Transit Authority is interview by Bill Hodges on his TBCN show Spotlight On Government. Tune it see where we are and where we are going in the transit area. You will find this very informative. This program taped 4-26-10 To start this video, click on the picture, the title or here.

Bill Hodges Interviews Phil Compton, Sierra Club of Fl. Field Rep

Phil Compton is a Field Rep for the Sierra Club of Florida. During his interview by Bill Hodges during his appearance on Spotlight On Government he talks of many environmental hazards and especially those presented from lawn fertilizers. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or here.

Bill Hodges Interviews Mark Sharpe Hillsborough County Commissioner

 

Bill Hodges interviews Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe about transportation opportunities in Hillsborough county. Mark also discusses other needs and plans for this Florida county.

This program taped 2-5-10. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or here.

Bill Hodges Interviews Fl. St. Rep Kevin Ambler

Bill Hodges interviews FL ST Rep Kevin Ambler. During the interview he expresses numerous ideas on how Florida can grow and prosper not only at a state but local level. We think you will find the interview interesting and informative. This program taped 2-5-10. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or here.

Bill Hodges Spotlights Congressman Adam Putnam

Congressman Adam Putnam represents Florida’s 12th district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He  shares his view of the current state of affairs in Washington and discusses his plan to leave the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of his current term this year. Putnam is a fifth generation Floridian who grew up working on the family farm; he is now a candidate for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. This program taped 1-25-10. To start this video, click on the picture, the title or here.

Bill Hodges Spotlights Hillsborough County Florida Superintendent of Elections Dr. Earl Lennard

Dr. Earl Lennard had a distinguished career in education, most recently as superintendent of the Hillsborough County Public School System, the tenth largest school system in the world. His commitment to public service pulled him out of retirement to become Hillsborough County's new supervisor of elections. Dr. Lennard is endeavoring to restore public confidence after several years of agency turmoil under previous leadership. You will find his comments interesting. This program taped 1-10-10. To start this video, click on the picture, title or here. 

Bill Hodges Spotlights State Representative Betty Reed

Representative Reed is a knowledgeable public servant who cares deeply about her constituents. During the interview we talk about many subjects vital to the well-being of the people in the state of Florida. For those wishing to stay up to speed on the workings and future plans of the legislature, this is a must -watch program. This program taped 1-10-10.  To start this video, click on the picture, title or here.

 Bill Hodges Spotlights Tampa City Councilwoman Mary Mulhern

Mary Mulhern, Tampa City Councilwoman is interviewed by Bill Hodges on Spotlight On Government. Councilwoman Mulhern discusses the recent budget crunch that presented transportation challenges and prevented city worker wage increases, mortgage foreclosure assistance, and a variety of city programs for energy conservation. This program was taped 12-7-09. To start this video, click on the picture, title or here.

Bill Hodges Spotlights Florida State Representative Rick Kriseman 

Rick Kriseman, Florida State Representative from District 53, talks will Bill Hodges on his TV show Spotlight On Government. Among other environmental topics, they have an in-depth discussion about the problems with drilling for oil in Florida waters and the struggle by pro drilling forces to split the state voters along east and west coast lines, plus other tactics. This program is an eye opener for all those who care about our beaches and preserving our environment for future generations. Even if you are a “Drill Baby Drill” proponent, you will find this information interesting. Taped December 2009. To start this video, click on the picture, title or here.

Bill Hodges Spotlights Tampa City Councilwoman Linda Saul-Sena

Linda Saul-Sena, 18-year veteran of the Tampa City council, is interviewed about current events affecting the city of Tampa. Councilwoman Saul-Sena, with many years of experience, has numerous interesting perspectives on Tampa today and Tampa in the future. Taped November 2009. To start this video, click on the picture, title or here.

Bill Hodges Spotlights Tampa City Councilman John Dingfelder

John Dingfelder, Tampa City Councilman is interviewed by Bill Hodges on his television show Spotlight On Government. Tune in to hear the councilman's ideas on the direction Tampa will be taking in the next few years. Taped November 2009. To start this video, click on the picture, the title of here.  

Bill Hodges Spotlights Frank Strom, Manager of Hillsborough County Veterans Affairs 

Frank Strom, Veterans Affairs Manager for Hillsborough County Florida is interviewed by Bill Hodges on his program Spotlight on Government. This is an important program for veterans and their spouses. All men and women who have served the United States Of American in uniform should watch. To start this video, click on the picture, the title of here.

Bill Hodges Spotlights Florida State Senator Victor Crist – September 4, 2009

Senator Crist is one of the longest sitting state legislators and has a dynamic leadership quality that will be missed when his current term is completed because of term limits. Viewing this video allows you to meet this veteran legislator and hear his ideas for building a bright new future.  To start the video, click on the picture, the title or here.

Bill Hodges Spotlights Major Ron Hartley and Sergeant Joe Burt of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department, District 4 – September 4, 2009

Major Hartley is the new commander of District 4 (south Hillsborough County), and many will recognize Sgt. Burt as being the first community resource deputy assigned to Sun City Center. To start the video, click on the picture, the title or here.

Bill Hodges Spotlights Hillsborough County Code Enforcement Department with Jim Blinck, Mgr. of Operations – August 2009

 Code enforcement in the state of Florida is a very difficult task due to the patchwork of regulations enacted by the State Legislature. Our code enforcement officers are faced with Herculean obstacles every day. By watching this program, you will have a much better idea of what can and cannot be done to keep our neighborhoods clean and safe. To see this video please click on the picture, the title or here.

   

Bill Hodges Spotlights Tampa City Councilman Charlie Miranda - August 2009

 Charlie Miranda, Tampa City Councilman, is interviewed by Bill Hodges on his television show Spotlight On Government. Tune in to hear the councilman's ideas on the direction Tampa will be taking in the next few years. 
To see this video please click on the picture, the title or here.

   

McKeel, Seth - FL rep - July 2009.JPGBill Hodges Spotlights Seth McKeel Florida House of Representatives member from District 63­­–-  July 2009

  Seth McKeel is a member of the Florida House of Representatives and represents the people of the Florida District 63. In this interview with Bill Hodges, he discusses the successes and failures of the spring 2009 legislative session. To see this video please click on the picture,  the title or here.

 

Caetano, Joseph - Tampa Council - July 2009.JPGBill Hodges Spotlights Tampa City Councilman Joseph Caetano -  July 2009

 You will be interested to hear councilman Caetano’s comments on the current direction of Tampa City Government and the challenges that the Tampa area faces for the immediate and long term future. To see this video please click on the title or here.

 

Mayes, Ernie - Waste Mgment 5-09.JPGBill Hodges Spotlights The Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management Department - May 2009

Bill Hodges spotlights and interviews Ernie Mayes, Waste Reduction Specialist from the Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management Department. Mister Hayes discusses numerous issues concerning the flow of waste from our homes to our landfills, along with suggestions for recycling materials and protecting our environment from hazardous wastes. To see this video click on the picture or the title.

 

Bill Hodges Spotlights Phyllis Busansky, Hillsborough County Elections Supervisor - April 2009

Phyllis Busansky was interviewed by Bill Hodges on TBCN, where she discussed her aspirations for the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office. Mrs. Busansky passed away on June 23, 2009. As you watch this program, you will hear in her own words what she wanted for the Elections Office. We hope that you will see how much she loved life and the mission she had chosen. To see this video please click on the picture or the title.

 

Scott, Tom and Bill Hodges 10-19-04.jpgBill Hodges Spotlights Tampa City Councilman Tom Scott - April 2009

Bill Hodges spotlights and interviews Tom Scott, who is past member of the Hillsborough BOCC and is now a Tampa City Councilman. Tom brings to the Tampa Council the same enthusiasm that he brought to the BOCC. During the interview he gives us some idea as to what he has brought to the position and also what he hopes to accomplish in the short and long term. To see this video please click on the picture or the title.

 

Bill Hodges Spotlights Florida State Rep Michael Scionti

Scionti, Michael 2-09.JPGIn this interview with Florida State Representative Michael Scionti, he is asked about his legislative goals and also about his recent military service in Iraq. Representative Scionti is not only an elected official and a lawyer but also an military officer. keywords: Florida State House of Representative, William Hodges, Hodges Seminars International, Tampa Bay Community Network, Spotlight on Government, Spotlight on Tampa Bay, Legislative district 58, Sun City Center  To see this video please click on the picture or the title.

 

 Bill Hodges Spotlights on TBCN Tampa Police Asst. Chief Jane Castor

Castor, Jane 2-09.JPGBill Hodges spotlights Assistant Chief Jane Castor of the Tampa Police Department. In this interview, Chief Castor talks about her role in the command structure of the TPD and security measures, both for the recent Super Bowl and against terrorist threats. key Words: Hodges Seminars International, Tampa, Super Bowl, Sun City Center, Tampa Bay Community Network, TBCN, Tampa Bay Community Network, Public television, women in law enforcement, To see this video please click on the picture or the title.

 

Jackson, Kevin - HC - Feb 2009.JPGBill Hodges Spotlights on TBCN the Hillsborough Consumer Protection Office
Bill Hodges spotlights the Hillsborough County Florida Consumer Protection Office. In this interview, Chief Investigator Kevin Jackson outlines a number of scams and ways to avoid being taken in by unscrupulous contractors and numerous con games. One of the ideas he presents could prevent thousands of dollars in losses and, more importantly, possibly being warned of the danger could save you from physical injury. To see this video please click on the picture or the title.
 

Johnson, Bryant - HC - Feb 2009.JPGBill Hodges Spotlights on TBCN the Hillsborough Cty Neighborhood Relations Off.

Bill Hodges Spotlights the operations of the Hillsborough County Florida Neighborhood Relations Office. During an interview with Bryant Johnson, the Executive Manager of this agency, Mr. Johnson outlines ways in which the county provides support to neighborhoods and information to county residents. If you are looking for any Hillsborough County Florida phone numbers or are unsure which agencies to contact for various problems, this is a must watch program. To see this video please click on the picture or the title.  

 

Witt, Allen - HCC - 1-2009.jpgBill Hodges Spotlights on TBCN the Hillsborough Community College w/ Dr. Allen Witt
Dr. Allen Witt, Dean of Academy Affairs, Hillsborough Community College, South Shore Campus, is interviewed on the Tampa Bay Community Network (TBCN) about the rapid growth of this new school, along with the very innovative approach to partnering with Leonard high school to provide free college classes to talented high school students. This is a must watch for all Hillsborough County Florida parents who are interested in cutting college costs. Taped January 2009 
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Spotlight On the Florida Media Coalition

 Bill Hodges interviews Florida Media Coalition Statewide Organizer Mark Hart about the status of Community Access channels across the state. Mark explains the need for both Florida and federal legislative changes that will benefit government, educational and public access stations.  This program is recorded as a public service by the Tampa Bay Community Network (TBCN) located in Tampa, Florida.  
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Spotlight On Hillsborough BOCC Member Kevin Beckner

 Bill Hodges spotlights and interviews Kevin Beckner, who was elected to the Board of County Commissioners in November 2008. You will find his enthusiasm for his new role in Hillsborough County government infectious. During the interview he gives us some idea as to what he will bring to the position and also what he hopes to accomplish in the short and long term. Taped December 2008.
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Spotlight On Florida State Senator Arthenia Joyner

 Bill Hodges spotlights and interviews Arthenia Joyner, Senator for the Florida 18th Senate District. This interview was conducted just after the November 2008 elections and gives us a leading Democrat’s view of the election results as they pertain to national issues but, more importantly, what Florida residents can expect. Taped  November 2008.  
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Spotlight on Florida State Representative Richard Glorioso

Bill Hodges spotlights and interviews Rich Glorioso, Representative from Florida House District 62. This interview was conducted just after the November 2008 elections and gives us a leading Republican’s view of the election results as they pertain to national issues but, more importantly, what we can expect here in Florida. Taped November 2008.  
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